How long have you been ‘trying’ to go on a diet? How many different ones have you tried? Can’t seem to stick on one diet long enough or to see the results quick enough to keep you motivated? There is a technological device that has helped me and I think will help you to. It is the body fat scale.
This digital scale is not something you stand on all the time and see if you have lost weight. We all know that muscle weighs more than fat. This scale allows you to track not only your weight but your body fat percentage.
According to lead dietitians, body fat percentage is one of the best indicators of your physical (the part that you can control) health. Now, people still have weird abnormalities and some even have blood clots even when they have low body fat; but in general, fat is a better measure of your health than just weight. It goes without saying that if your BMI is somewhere around 30 or up, you are overweight (or obese). So there is no justification here. But this is a better way to measure your progress than just pure weight fat decimator.
There are many disadvantages to being overweight. Some of the major ones include serious health conditions such as diabetes, coronary health block, myocardial infarction, etc. But some of the other major side effects include loss of self-esteem, loss of energy, and loss of motivation. These last issues can seriously affect your life in ways in which a health professional can not assist.
My purpose in writing this article is to give hope to people out there who want to take control of their health. You must be resolute in your determination. Keep a phrase in your head all the time that brings you motivation. Your mission to take control of your health must be 2-fold: an increase in physical activity and a decrease in amount of calories you eat.
My best recommendation is not to eat until you are full, but to eat until you do not feel hunger anymore. Eat slow, and pay attention to how you feel. If you leave food on your plate, then put it in a Tupperware and put it in your fridge. Next suggestion is to not eat until you are hungry (this includes snacks). If you see something or yearn for something to eat, think inwardly about if you really feel hunger. If you don’t, then don’t eat!
Thinking that a diet means starving yourself is the wrong way to think. You do not have to starve yourself, you have to listen to your body honestly. If you do the above and are true to yourself, then you will truly lose weight.
If you are honestly serious about losing weight, a body fat scale is the right pick for you. No other digital scale is going to give you good and honest results like this will. Above all else, enjoy life. Do not become so obsessed that it consumes your life. Make a goal, and work for it. Do not let fat (the accumulation or decimation of it) take over your life.